Lamentation

El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), Spanish (born Crete, active Italy and Spain), 1541 - 1614

Date:
Early 1570s

Medium:
Oil on panel

Dimensions:
11 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches (28.9 x 20 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Cat. 807

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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El Greco was born in the Venetian territory of Crete and trained in Venice before moving to Rome. There he encountered the work of Michelangelo, whose influence is visible in the composition of this Lamentation. After leaving Rome, El Greco lived and worked in Spain, where he painted most of his masterpieces.